Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Withered Harvest

The United Farmworkers union and its founder, Cesar Chavez, have been revered by many since they first began organizing in the 1960s. I remember boycotting grapes through the 1970s on their behalf. But in her four-part investigative series, "UFW: A Broken Contract," Miriam Pawel of the Los Angeles Times digs deeply into the union's current state of affairs and finds much that has turned rotten. This is a richly reported story that uses data from union and government documents and plentiful examples from the fields to trace what went wrong. Here's a link to the third part of the series. The fourth part comes out tomorrow.


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